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Remember my mattress saga? Turns out I am in good company. The brilliant Patricia Marx, of On and Off The Avenue/New Yorker fame, also struggled. When I next have a shopping conundrum I will channel her and try to write 1/100th of a coiled spring as well as she.
Semi-business news: I spoke on a panel this week. It was the first post-Pandemic panel, for me. It went well, in the sense that it was a comfortable subject, the session was well attended and my co-panelist and I seemed to be appreciated. It was also fun that I re-united with Jeanine from a long ago when we both worked at Viacom, which was the corporate meat in the MTV Networks (when I was there) and Paramount Global (now) sandwich of corporate merging and un-merging and re-merging.
Fun as it was, panels—and maybe keynotes, fireside chats, breakout sessions, and offsites—may be like my eggs: I was only born with so many of them and the egg-carton of speech-giving might be nearly all scrambled. We shall see. I do like to opine!
In Broadway news, sadly, I missed The Bedwetter. Shame on me because Sarah Silverman is a hero and super-smart and funny people loved the show. So let’s all make it a goal to see Lea Michele in Funny Girl (good story, below). And if that doesn’t suit you, just (re-)watch the legendary Don’t Rain On My Parade ‘Glee’ performance which. was. a. stunner. And was replayed in my living room with much pantomiming, if not (private) karaoke-ing). Auto-tune shmauto-tune — she can sing and she is gonna BRING IT to Broadway. Just my opinion.
Also my opinion, shark attacks a few hundred yards or so from me are, um, insane.
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